Technical Communication, Graduate Certificate

The graduate certificate program prepares participants for careers in technical communication, emphasizing current industry practice in the research, writing, editing, and publishing of print and online technical documents. Required coursework develops student skills in audience analysis, content strategy, visual communication, and collaboration within the workplace.

Program Highlights

  • Graduates typically pursue work in industry or teaching opportunities
  • Three-credit semester courses that meet in various modes, including synchronous and asynchronous online spaces, offered 100% online and able to be taken remotely
  • Coursework in documentation, visual literacy, technical editing, medical communication, user experience, and more
  • Most course readings and textbooks are free

Application Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university.
  • Students must have completed a technical, business, or professional communication course or demonstrate equivalent professional experience.
  • A one-page personal statement describing your background and interests in technical communication.
  • Resume

Additional Requirements for International Applicants:

Application Deadlines

  U.S. Based Applicants International Applicants
Fall Start Rolling May 1
Spring Start Rolling September 1
Summer Start Rolling N/A

Time to Completion: 1-2 years

Graduate Coordinator Contact

Dr. Abigail Bakke

Technical Communication Website